Travel Funding

Departmental funding

The department offers some financial support for CS graduate students to attend conferences. Requests will be reviewed and (mostly) granted on a rolling basis.

See below under “Policy” to see if you qualify. If so, fill out this survey.

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Policy

Our goal is to help support any student who has a refereed paper or presentation accepted at a conference once per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The 1st day of your trip defines which fiscal year it is in.

Requests for support for additional trips in a given year, or for conference attendance without a presentation, will be considered but not necessarily approved in all cases. Senior PhD students, for whom multiple trips in a year are common, are more likely to receive multiple funding awards in a given year.

Due to funding constraints, support levels will be limited for now to $400 for travel in the US and $600 for international travel. So getting support from other sources, such as your advisor and the GSA, is still important.

Other sources of travel funding

There are other sources of travel funding.

Department

Grad school

Conference-specific

Some conferences have travel support. See the website of the conference you are planning to attend.